Setting the stage for another Florida Supreme Court death-penalty debate, a Central Florida judge has rejected Death Row inmate Jerry Correll’s arguments that one of the drugs in the state’s execution protocol could subject the convicted killer to cruel and unusual punishment.
As the U.S. Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of a lethal-injection drug, an Orange County circuit judge Monday rejected a Death Row inmate’s attempt to block a planned Feb. 26 execution.
A Death Row inmate Friday asked the Florida Supreme Court to at least temporarily block his scheduled Feb. 26 execution while the U.S. Supreme Court considers a challenge to a key drug used in lethal injections.
A man on Florida’s Death Row for a 1981 murder in Palm Beach County won a legal round this week.
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the constitutionality of a 2013 law that legislative supporters said would reduce delays in carrying out the death penalty.
The Supreme Court is now hearing an appeal from a Florida death row inmate and examining IQ scores after the man claimed he’s protected from execution because he’s mentally disabled.
Attorneys for a man on Florida’s death row plan to challenge the state’s use of a rigid IQ cutoff to determine mental disability before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Paul Augustus Howell, who was sent to Death Row for the 1992 murder of a Florida Highway Patrol trooper, was executed Wednesday at Florida State Prison near Stark.
“It’s been a long, long time coming,” said the father of Jimmy Ryce, upon learning that Wednesday, February 12th is the day the man who kidnapped, raped, murdered and dismembered his 9-year-old son, will be put to death.
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a review of the new drug used in the state’s lethal injection cocktail in the case of Paul Augustus Howell, a Death Row inmate scheduled for execution Feb. 26.